by Henry V. Thiel
Most of Montrose, if not the whole city, shed a tear when they learned last October that their favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, El Tiempo 1308 Cantina, was going to be closed to make way for a midrise. While many planned for its demise, no one worked harder than owners Roland Laurenzo (l)and Domenic Laurenzo (r) to keep El Tiempo in Montrose. “Montrose is a very important community for us,” says Domenic Laurenzo, “and it was very important that we stay in the neighborhood.” Just after they signed the lease on the former La Strada space at Westheimer at Taft, word came that the midrise was going to be delayed, and 1308 was going to stay open for at least the rest of the year. So come May 1, Montrose will be home to two El Tiempo Cantinas! Which will you call home?